Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Cooking Chicken Soup with Instapot

I don't know about you but hearty chicken soup is one of those meals I long for when I am not feeling well, when the weather is cold, or whenever I miss home. Unfortunately, my chicken soup is not the same kind that my husband grew up eating. "There's something missing," he said and he didn't know what it was. Until last month when we went home to Indonesia, my sister in law was cooking chicken soup and my hubby tasted it. He told me that's it tasted the same as chicken soup his mom used to cook. We finally figured out the  missing ingredient: candlenut, a nut commonly used in Indonesian cooking. This is optional ingredient though. I didn't use it for years and the soup taste just fine.
 Cooking Chicken Soup with Instapot

chicken with bones, carrots, potatoes, salt, and white pepper chicken soup recipe
Three main spices: shallots, garlic
 chicken soup ingredients
and candlenut
 Indonesian Chicken Soup ingredients
mince/ grind them chicken soup recipe

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Our Favorite Restaurants in South Bay Area

A friend of mine is coming to town and she asked for restaurant recommendation. I thought I share my answer here too for future reference. Here is the list of our favorite food in South Bay Area (San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Campbell, and Los Gatos):

Feel free to write in the comment if you think of anything else I ought to try and add to the list. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Banana Blueberry Muffins

 Banana Blueberry Muffin
My husband loves Sweet Tomatoes restaurant's blueberry muffin. So I thought I should try making it at home. I tried too make one with banana and another one without banana. We agreed that the one with banana was the clear winner both the texture and taste.
 Banana Blueberry Muffin recipe

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Indonesian Fruits Drink a.k.a. Es Teler

Whenever we have potluck with our Indonesian friends, either one of us would  always bring this staple Indonesian fruit drink. It is so easy to make and always loved by both the adults and kids.
 Indonesian Fruits Drink
Since we couldn't find fresh tropical fruits here, we use canned fruit from Asian supermarket such as Ranch 99 or Lion Supermarket. Sometimes, we can find fresh jack fruit there too so we don't have to use the canned one. You can add other fruits as well like avocado, berries, or apples.
Resep Es Teler
Cut the fruits into bite size pieces Es Teler Recipe
 Indonesian Fruits Drink Dessert
Place them inside a large container
 Bahan es teler

Friday, December 29, 2017

Chewy Chocolate Chips Cookies

One of the reason I bake is because most of the store bought cookies or cakes are too sweet to my taste. So if you have a sweet tooth, you may want to add the amount of sugar or chocolate chips on this recipe. We rarely bake cookies except during winter time to be enjoyed with hot chocolate, milk, coffee, or tea; the choice is yours. 
Chewy Chocolate Chips Cookies Recipe
First thing first, the ingredients: I use dark chocolate chips instead of the regular semi sweet chocolate chips on mine. 
 Chocolate Chips Cookies ingredientsThe boy who hold the background:
 Chocolate Chips Cookies Recipe
Getting snack after working:
 Chocolate Chips Cookies
Process the ingredients in the mixing bowl:
 How to make chocolate chips cookies